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Resilience from the United Nations standpoint: the challenges of “vagueness”

Published in Wiig, Siri & Fahlbruch, Babette. Exploring Resilience: Springer Nature. 2019, p. 89-96
Abstract A United Nations program, at the crossroad between the development and the humanitarian mandate (UNISDR) turned the concept of resilience into a central vehicle for its worldwide program on disaster risk reduction. It is through an ethnographic study of the negotiation process, topped by interviews and text analyses that I suggest various characteristics to describe resilience in an international organization. With the perspective of the sociology of translation, I discuss, on the one hand, the UN's need to maintain a vague definition of the concept, which hinders operationalization and on the other, I show how the organization manages, with resilience, to legitimize its programs and sustainability.
Keywords United NationsInternational organizationsResilienceTerminologyTranslationDisaster Risk Reduction
ISBN: 9783030031893
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KIMBER, Leah Rachel. Resilience from the United Nations standpoint: the challenges of “vagueness”. In: Wiig, Siri & Fahlbruch, Babette (Ed.). Exploring Resilience. [s.l.] : Springer Nature, 2019. p. 89-96. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-03189-3 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:145566

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